Healthier Breakfast Parfait

This is a makeover on the traditional parfait filled with sugar, dairy, and artificial flavors. What is so bad about the traditional parfait? You may be surprised..

Does your your yogurt actually have probiotics in it?

A lot of the yogurt available to us is overloaded with sugar. Yogurts on store shelves, have anywhere from 10-25 grams of sugar, sometimes more.

It defeats the purpose of eating yogurt for probiotics, when your eating a yogurt loaded with sugar. Sugar will mess with your gut. The recommended daily intake of sugar for women is 25 grams. A lot of the yogurts on the market contain this daily intake in just one serving!! Yikes!

If you are having a daily yogurt to benefit from the live and active cultures, then you better do some research!!

Did you know that a manufacturer of yogurt can advertise that it is ‘MADE’ with ‘live and active cultures’, but actually kill them off in the methods they use to extend the shelf life of the yogurt.

I use Kite Hill Plain Unsweetened Almond Milk Yogurt! No added sugar and dairy free! It contains live and active cultures!

Look for something called an LAC Label or look for ‘CONTAINS active cultures’ or ‘ACTIVE cultures’.

Don’t rely on yogurt as your main source for probiotics. Eat fermented foods and take supplements to get the wide variety of probiotics that you need!

Here is a good breakdown of how to read yogurt labels.

Is your granola a sugar bomb?

A traditional breakfast parfait, usually contains yogurt, granola, and a fruit topping. Granola is often considered a healthier option to sugary cereal. There are some healthy granolas out there, but you really have to do your research to find them.

Take a look at the label on your granola. I think you may be super surprised at the amount of sugar in some of the ‘healthy’ granolas out there. Also be aware of GMO ingredients such as canola or vegetable oil.

Take for example KIND Oat’s and Honey granola. The second ingredient on the list is cane sugar!!! Ugh. It also contains GMO canola oil. So in our morning breakfast parfait, I took out the granola and added something else!

What’s a healthy crunch option?

Grape-Nuts cereal is what I add to to the Kite Hill yogurt to make a super tasty breakfast bowl that isn’t loaded with sugar. Grape-Nuts contains a significant amount of vitamin and minerals. This delicious cereal is also loaded with whole grains, fiber, and protein. CLICK HERE to see a breakdown of the health benefits of this morning cereal that has been around for over a century!! And only 5 grams of sugar per serving! Totally acceptable!

Look at all those vitamins!!!!

What to top your parfait with?

The Kite Hill yogurts and Grape-Nuts make a great base to this parfait! When it comes to toppings, this is really just personal preference! I top the parfait with fruit, but you could easily add or change the toppings! Banana, chia seeds, honey (local honey please!), or even kiwi, would all be delicious options!

Kite Hill Breakfast Parfait with Grape-Nuts and Fruit topping!!!

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